Fig E: The reversible bedspread should have a medium-weight backing in a neutral color. Fig. F: Place the silk
side and the backing right sides together and pin them
around the edges.
Fig. G: Tack the silk side to the backing, at all 9 points
in the grid. Fig. H: The Vintage Scarf Bedspread is fully
have a flowy bedspread approximately 100" square.
Iron it on medium-low heat.
square. Now measure and trim the hemp backing to
match the silk side exactly.
7. Sew the silk side to the backing.
Place the silk side and the backing right sides
together and pin them around the edges (Figure F).
Starting at a corner, serge the entire edge together
except the last 8"– 10". Carefully pull the whole thing
5. Make the backing. inside out through the opening. Then topstitch around
We used an organic hemp/cotton medium-weight the entire edge of the bedcover, ¼" from the edge.
fabric for the backing. Since many scarves are semi-
translucent, your fabric should be relatively light in
8. Tack the backing to the scarves.
color. Pre-shrink it before cutting. The silk side can become billowy, so we tack it to the
Our fabric comes in 60" widths, so to make a 100" backing with a single stitch at every point in the grid,
square backing, we cut 3 pieces: 60"× 101", 41"× 60", 9 in all (Figure G). Tie off your ends discreetly.
and 41"× 41" (Figure E). Serge or sew, with a straight
stitch, the 2 short pieces together. Then serge this
strip to the long piece. You now have a backing with
2 perpendicular seams. Iron it.
TIP: Since silk or polyester is slippery, it’s
hard to keep the 2 starting edges lined up
exactly. To solve this, join right sides together
with double-sided tape before serging.
For washing instructions, go to
6. Measure and trim the silk side.
Your scarf piece should be somewhere between 99"
and 101" square depending on your seam allowances and serging style. It may be a little uneven in
places, so trim it accordingly until it’s adequately
Lindsay Brown and Sarah Gee are designers from Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada.